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you tonight. >> pelley: deep trouble in the south. floodwaters swallowing everything in their path. >> it's a disaster. i feel sorry for these people. >> pelley: also tonight-- >> there's only one person did well tonight, donald trump. >> pelley: two, actually. bernie sanders pulled off michigan impossible. a decorated veteran accused of attempting to murder a pastor has been arrested at the white house. and the man behind the mania, remembering the fifth beatle. >> those guys, i fell in love with them, really. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: the national guard is rolling in louisiana tonight. the governor has declared a state of emergency. more than 14 inches of rain and counting have fallen near
shreveport. roads are washed out. water is rising to the rooftops. in oklahoma and texas two people have drowned. tonight, warnings and watches stretch from the gulf to illinois, and david begnaud is in haughton, louisiana. >> reporter: whispering pine drive in haughton, louisiana, is one of the hardest hit areas. the heavy rains quickly flooded homes. over 100 have water up to the roofline. cars are submerged, leading to water rescues. >> it's a disaster. >> reporter: we first spotted carol through her window with her husband and their two grandchildren. are you all okay? as they waited, the water rose, but before sheriff's deputies could rescue them, their neighborhood, todd eaton, did. to you regret not leaving early wher it first started coming up, the water? >> we didn't know it was going to flood. >> reporter: young jack soon is her grandson. >> and then it came under the door. >> reporter: were you scared? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: today, sheriff's deputies went door to door,
helping people to get out. >> you all need a ride out. >> reporter: harvey kemper's friends waded into his home to try to save family hair looms. >> how fast did the water come up? >> quick. and in less than an hour, it was from right here to right up here. >> reporter: paul pickerings and his family grabbed whenever thaibd as the floodwater rose. >> five minutes it was knee deep. >> reporter: five minutes it's from a few inches to knee deep? >> i happened to look out the back door-- we've got french doors-- and the water was up to the doorknobs. >> reporter: so who rescued you? >> sheriff's department. they had to kick it in, and, of course, they kick it in and it's like a tidal wave coming into the house. >> reporter: we are standing in mr. picker's neighborhood, and his home and the one behind me that have water in them, that water has not yet started to recede. scott, eight neighborhoods in this area are under an mandatory evacuation order right now, and
that is because even though the rain has stopped finally, it is expected to continue for the rest of the week. >> pelley: david begnaud in the thick of it tonight, david, thank you. u.s. forces in iraq have captured an isis chemical engineer who was producing mustard gas first used by germany in world war i. mustard is not lethal in most cases, but it does cause severe burns to thize, skin, and lungs, and so it is banned by the civilized world. david martin has more on this. >> reporter: this video appears to show the aftermath of an isis chemical weapons attack using a mustard agent in syria last year, but a recent operation mounted by delta force commandos inside iraq may have disrupted future chemical attacks by isis. in a raid last month, delta captured an isis chemical weapons expert, an iraqi who had once worked for the regime of saddam hussein. after interrogating him, u.s. intelligence was able to identify a building in mosul where mustard agent was manufactured and loaded into
artillery shells. this video, released by the british defense min stee, shows a building described as an isis weapons factory being destroyed by an air strike this past weekend. by pentagon count, isis has mounted a dozen chemical weapons attack in iraq and syria, a fact confirmed by c.i.a. director john brennan in a "60 minutes" interview. >> we have a number of instances where isil has usedicleical munitions on the battlefield. >> pelley: artillery shelled. >> sure, yeah. >> pelley: isis has access to chemical artillery shells? >> there are reports that isis has access to chemical precursors and munitions that they can use. >> reporter: just the day before the strike on the chemical weapons building, u.s. aircraft targeted this top isis commander known by the alias omar the chechen, who the pentagon considered to be the equivalent of the group's secretary of confidence. u.s. intelligence is still trying to confirm if he was in fact killed.
and this evening, scott, news of what appears to be an intelligence gold mine-- names, addresses, and phone numbers of some 20,000 isis fighters from countries across the middle east, africa, europe, and north america reportedly given to london's sky news by a disgruntled member of isis. cbs news consultant richard walton, the former head of counter-terrorism for scotland yard, says if the documents are authentic, this would be one of the most significant intelligence finds since isis was created. >> pelley: and we'll be following up on that. david martin at the pentagon tonight. david, thank you. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are debating in florida tonight on the heels of sanders' upset victory in michigan. but clinton still has more than twice as many delegates and more than half of what she needs. here's nancy cordes. >> i'm talking about a huge
voter turnout. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: sanders was riding high today after what pollsters called one of the biggest upsets in primary history. >> i think they said it was 99 to 1 that we would lose. >> reporter: that is right. but who's counting, right? every michigan poll in recent weeks had him trailing by 10 points, 20 points, sometimes more. but last night, he won young voters under 30 by 62 point. he won white voters by 14 points. and nearly six in 10 democratic voters in that manufacturing state said free trade kills jobs, a cornerstone of the sanders message. >> american workers should not be forced to compete against people in mexico making 25 cents an hour. ( cheers and applause ) >> when you run for an office like this, it's a leap of faith. >> reporter: clinton's campaign manager downplayed the loss today, calling tuesday sanders' worst defeat of the race so far because she won by a landslide in mississippi and picked up nearly all of that state's delegates.
hillary clinton's campaign is saying this was one of your worst nights because she actually pulled even further ahead in the delegate count. >> the truth is that we are finished with the south. we're beyond the south now where she did very well. now we're going into states where we are strong. >> reporter: what states are those? well, michigan's neighbors illinois and ohio vote next week. they're manufacturing states, too. what michigan shows at the very least, scott, is that clinton cannot pivot to her general election message. she needs to stay focused on the primaries. >> pelley: nancy cordes with the key interview tonight. nancy, thank you. donald trump is looking like the inevitable republican nominee after winning three of four states last night. polls show him leading marco rubio two to one in rubio's home state of florida. and trump is in a tight battle with john kasich in ohio where kasich is the governor. here's major garrett. >> there's only one person did well tonight, donald trump. >> reporter: flesh with lands slide victories in mississippi
and michigan, donald trump urged his republican detractors to get on board. >> i think it's time to unify. we have something special gog in the republican party. >> reporter: trump spoke franked lie trump-brand merchandise. >> we have trump stakes. you see the wine. "trump" magazine is out. >> reporter: trump predict aid massive delegate haul in the primaries next week. >> i think we're going to do very well in florida. i think we're going to do very well in ohio. >> reporter: in ohio? >> i think so so. >> you know there are other people in our party who actually are kind of horrified by donald trump. i'm one of them. >> reporter: carly fiorina, once a candidate herself, endorsed ted cruz in miami today. >> i don't have any steaks to sell you. i don't have any wine. >> reporter: cruz said florida senator marco rubio, who was shut out of delegates tuesday and is struggling in his home state, should pray over his political future your presence here divides the anti-trump vote.
why is giving trump a victory and 99 delegates good for you or the republican party in general? >> major, let's be clear. our object is not to give trump a victory anywhere. our object-- we are competing nationally in all 50 states. >> reporter: rubio promised to soldier on. >> we are going to do the white house. we are going to win this nomination! ( applause ) >> reporter: rubio is still angling for the endorsement of jeb bush, who met with his one-time prodigy today. scott, bush will meet with cruz and john kasich tomorrow. >> pelley: last night rube i don't know finished either third or fourth in all those contests. hard to see the path to the white house from here. may go thank you very much. a fugitive wanted for shooting a pastor in idaho was arrested yesterday outside the white house, and jeff pegues is on that case. >> reporter: kyle odom made his first appearance in court today and was held without bail. the 30-year-old decorated former marine was arrested by the secret service last night after tossing a flash drive and several documents over a white
house fence. president obama was in the residence at the time. odom had traveled to washington from idaho after allegedly attacking a prominent pastor on suspected. investigators say odom shot pastor tim remington six times outside his church. remington, who just a day earlier had given the ininvocaiz at a rally for ted cruz is expected to survive. police say odom has eye of mental illness. before his arrest, he sent a manifesto to local media in which he wrote that he grew up in a loving family and is 100% sane. but he also said he attempted suicide twice and that his life was ruined by an intelligence species of amphibian humanoid from mars. it included a section addressed to the president and a list of members of congress and israeli leaders who he label noteworthy martians. the manifesto, which also mentions his encounters with
remington, led idaho police to believe that odom might be headed to washington, d.c. despite a warrant for his arrest on attempted murder charges, odom, who was considered armed and dangerous, flew from boise to washington on monday. t.s.a. was not alerted to the warrant until after odom took his flight. t.s.a. only routinely screens passengers against the no-fly list for suspected terrorists. had odom been pulled over in a car, for example, police likely would have seen that arrest warrant immediately. >> pelley: jeff, thanks. a jury has awarded a texas family $124 million after the failure of a seat in their audi sedan. the case has exposed a weakness in government standards, and kris van cleave looked into it. >> reporter: crash tests like these show what happened to 11-year-old jesse rivera jr. when his father's audi was rear-ended in 2012. jesse sr. 's seat broke, launching him head first into his son.
both were taken to the hospital, where his wife, kathie, broke the news. >> she said, "it's bad. he's-- he's got a real bad head injury, and we-- he may not make it through the night." and so-- so i started praying again. i said, god, please don't take my boy." >> reporter: jesse is permanently brain damaged. the jury ruled young jesse's injuries resulted from gross negligence in the company's seat design. here is the e.m.t. who responded to the accident scene, talking to audi's attorney. >> so you're saying that the seat is supposed to do that? >> absolutely. proudly so. it is absorbing energy. >> reporter: the federal government sets the standards for car seat strength. the audi seat that injured jesse met or exceeded that federal standard, which is so low, feign banquet chair could pass. >> 200. >> reporter: so that passes. >> that passes the standard. >> reporter: internal documents show car makers and the national highway traffic
safety administration, or n.h.t.s.a., have known about the potential for seat back collapses for decades. the cost to fix the problem could be on the order of $1 or so. >> thaim on them. my boy wouldn't be hurt if they had done their jobs. >> reporter: of the 107 people we found who have been injured or killed by apparent seat back failures the majority are children. 17 have died in the past 15 years alone. n.h.t.s.a. insists it has looked into the issue but says it is very challenging to upgrade the standard because these accidents are so rare. >> if you don't write your legislator and tell him to do something about this thing, nothing's going to be done. and more children are going to get hurt, and it could be your child. >> reporter: almost all car make version had recent cases. in this one, the jury found jess' father partially responsible because he wasn't wearing a seat belt and his son wasn't in a booster seat. scott, in a statement, audi told us they will evaluate their next steps in the case. >> pelley: chris, thank you very much.
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antibiotic, which they receive as they're raised in the lab. then they're released so they will mate in the wild. outside the lab, without the antibiotic, they die, as do their offspring who carry the same lethal gene. >> if fighting mosquito, we are fighting every disease that a mosquito can transmit. >> reporter: the aedes aegypti mosquitoes can breed in almost any standing water-- drainage ditches, the bottom of a trash bag, a simple puddle. breeding sites are constantly monitored. a secretary gene alteration makes the larvae fluorescent so they're easy to count. the company says the larvae population in the area dropped 82% in less that a year. >> we know we can eradicate the aedes aegypti mosquito. >> reporter: dr. peter hotez is one of the leading tropical disease experts in the world. he said an aggressive international campaign led to the near eradication of aedes aegypti back in the 1970s, but the species has rebounded.
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>> pelley: most folks can rattle off their names-- john, paul, george, and rippingo-- but only a real fan can tell you about the beatles' other george, producer george martin, who died yesterday at the age of 90. so here's beatle fan mark phillips. ♪ remember i'll always be true ♪ >> i was looking for a group-- rather, i was looking for a new rock 'n' roll act ♪ all you need is love >> reporter: and, boy, did he find one. george martin didn't look or sound like beatles numbered one through four, but without george martin, the so-called fifth beatle, one through four may never have happened. it was martin who took the raw energy of the liverpool lads and made the beatles sound like the
beatles. even though he admitted that when he first met the not-yet fab four, he wasn't impressed. >> they weren't hit material. i didn't think, anyway. but they had tremendous charisma. those guys, i fell in love with them, really. >> reporter: they learned to love each other. >> george had done little of-- no rock 'n' roll when we met him. and we'd never been in a studio, so we did a lot of learning together. >> reporter: martin was behind 30 beatles number ones. he didn't just record them. he recorded them in ways they hadn't thought of. ♪ i need a place to hide away oh, i believe ♪ >> reporter: that string quartet behind paul mccartney, that was martin's idea. >> "yesterday," a classic example woarpt paul gambaccini, music historian and awght owas a friend of martin's. >> he helped them cothings they could not have done themselves. >> reporter: sir george-- he
was knighted 20 years ago-- kept going after the beatles had stopped. ♪ goldfinger >> reporter: that bond tune, that was his, too ♪ like a candle in the wind >> reporter: and elton john's "candle" never would have flickered without george martin. ♪ i love you more >> reporter: but it's as the unsung hero behind the song that george martin's praises are now being sung. >> it's the end of my career, and the end of my life, in a way. i'm going out with a bang, not a wimper. >> reporter: mark phillips, cbs news, london. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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